The ceiling is the limit with drywall finishers

Drywall finishers and drywall tapers work on new walls and ceilings, and repair pre-existing walls. They apply paper or fiberglass tape over the joints between pieces of drywall, cover the taped seams, and fill screw and nail holes with drywall compounds. They may work in the commercial or residential industry, either for a contractor or general construction company. Some drywall finishers specialize in restoring old/damaged surfaces. You truly get to choose your own adventure in the field of drywall finishing – the “ceiling” is the limit!

General requirements

Does this sound like you?

  • You have an eye for detail
  • You like working with your hands
  • You likeworking in many different environments
  • You like making good money while working in a respected field

Drywall finishers and tapers training requirements include:

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 10
  • Completion of a 5,400 hour apprenticeship program
  • Once 5,400 hours are obtained, students must write a Red Sealexam at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Need to provide Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Birth Certificate OR a valid Canadian Passport

We offer apprenticeship opportunities through our partnership with IFSTC. For more information about drywall finishers and tapers training, call IFSTC at (416) 740-5411.

The future for the drywall finishing trade is a bright one. Large construction and renovation projects come up often, so jobs are always available. Have you thought of a career as a drywall finisher? Contact us today. We want to help make that happen!

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Drywall Finishing Recent Posts

Certificate of Qualification Prep Class

IUPAT Team • August 21, 2019

The Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre has scheduled a Certificate of Qualification prep class for all drywall finishers and plasterers. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, starting October 1, 2019 for four weeks.

How to Fund Your Drywall Taper Training

IUPAT Team • October 12, 2018

Changing careers or entering the workforce for the first time can involve a lot of work, and that’s before you even get a job. You can get some help with paying for your training and apprenticeship. Read on to find out about grants that can help fund your drywall taper training!

Start Drywall Finishers Training Today!

IUPAT Team • July 31, 2018

Drywall finishers are a critical part of construction and renovation teams in Ontario, especially across the GTA. As housing stock continues to expand, and people continue to invest in upgrading or renovating their existing properties, the demand for drywall finishers shows no signs of stopping.

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